Tag Archives: Wealthcare

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Most See Wealthcare Fail as a Good Thing

60%

The Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that 60% of the public say it is a “good thing” that the Senate did not pass the bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act. Key finding: 78% think President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work while just 17% say they should do what they can to make the law fail so they can replace it later.

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Graham: Wealthcare Failed Because of Idea

“The bottom line is we didn’t fail because we didn’t have enough time. We failed because we were not ready to solve the problem, and we didn’t have the right idea.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on the GOP’s failed effort to repeal Obamacare.

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GOP Donors Withholding Money In Wake of Healthcare Failure

$2 million

CNN: “At least $2 million in contributions promised to the National Republican Senatorial Committee have failed to materialize because donors are expressing frustration with the Senate GOP’s inability to fulfill their central campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to two GOP sources familiar with the matter.”

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Trump Threatens Price If Healthcare Bill Fails

“Are you gonna get the votes? He better get them. He better get them. Oh, he better, otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired.’ I’ll get somebody.”

— President Trump, at an event for Boy Scouts, threatening to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if Congress does not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Daily Beast reports.

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GOP Healthcare Bill Only Had 20 Percent Support

20%

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just 20% of voters support the health care bill that was being considered by Congress until last night, to 57% who are opposed to it. Even among Republicans there’s only very narrow support for it: 35% in favor, 34% opposed, and 31% not sure.

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Trump Says GOP Will Look Like ‘Dopes’ If It Can’t Pass Healthcare

“If the Republicans have the House, Senate and the presidency and they can’t pass this health care bill they are going to look weak. How can we not do this after promising it for years?”

— President Trump said the party would look like “dopes” if it couldn’t pass the bill after passing a repeal bill in 2015, at a dinner with GOP senators on Monday evening, reports Politico.

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Majority: GOP Healthcare Will Be Harmful

60%

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that “nearly 60% of adults said they thought it would make insurance more expensive for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. Fifty-seven percent said it would make Medicaid less available, and 69% said it would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood.” Overall, 41% of American adults oppose the House plan, while 30% support it. Another 29% said they “don’t know.”

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Opposition to GOP Healthcare Bill Growing

49%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds opposition to the Republican health bill is growing. “As the GOP-led Senate prepares to take up the measure, only 35% of voters surveyed approve of the bill passed by the House last month. Nearly half of voters, 49%, disapprove of the bill. The other 16% don’t know or don’t have an opinion, the poll shows.”